In honor of E’s trip to New York City, I am blogging about my DREAM trip to the “Big Apple!”
Of all the places I’ve traveled to, New York City is not one of them. It has been on my list for years and for some reason, I’ve never made it there. I’ve filled my void with episodes of Gossip Girl, Sex and the City, and my favorite city DVD’s like Breakfast at Tiffany, Serendipity and too many more to mention. Throughout my endless daydreams and countless episodes of other people’s excursions, I’ve planned my PERFECT trip to NYC for the day I finally get to go.
First and foremost, I want to visit the city between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yes, I hate cold weather, and I DO realize that I will freeze, but I cannot imagine a more magical place than NYC during holiday season. I have a packed agenda, so hang on for my adventure.
My trip will begin with an early wake-up call for Good Morning America. I have watched this show since I was a sophomore in high school, (thanks Mr. Edmondson), and absolutely love it…even if Diane is no longer there.
After the show, I will move on to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I LOVE this building and can only imagine losing myself in the treasures between the walls.
Following my hours of wonder, I will move on to a much anticipated slice of New York City’s finest pizza! Maybe two or three. (Calories don’t really count on vacation).
I plan to do some shopping and strolling around the city- finding the best of the best in New York’s high-end department stores and trendy boutiques.
In the afternoon, I will stop to enjoy tea at the one-and-only Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I love tea and all things classy. I could not miss out on such a wonderful tradition.
During the evening hours, I intend to catch one or two of my FAVORITE Broadway shows. (E will be seeing his best friend playing the lead in The West Side Story this weekend-Tony. Congrats Matthew)! I would HAVE to see Chicago, of course, and maybe The Lion King or Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice.
I also have every intention of doing whatever it takes to get Saturday Night Live Tickets. (Okay, maybe this isn’t realistic). It sure is worth a shot! I cannot get enough of these crazy comedians!
Of course, there are a lot of other day excursions that I would love to embark on. The Statue of of Liberty, the United Nations, Wall Street, more shopping, and lots of amazing NYC cuisine! I cannot share all of my excitement, ideas and desire to visit such a unique place. I am pretty sure I would give my left kidney to go. (Okay, maybe not, but I CANNOT wait to mark this city off my bucket list)!
Whenever I finally make it to the Big Apple, they better be prepared. Southern Sophisticate is going to take the city by storm. That’s a promise!
Until next time, may your days be filled with Magnolias, Bourbon, and passion for a place you CANNOT wait to go!